Usually I do a bit of searching high and low for a new restaurant I want to try.
I always like to make sure it’s a little bit different or has something special to it.
The other day we just happened upon this restaurant called G-Zen in Branford, CT when visiting a friend.
This place is an upscale vegan restaurant and as I walked in the atmosphere totally drew me in and I was hooked.
And Oh, Boy, it’s my kind of restaurant!
Even their bar was cute.
Forget the wine and beer list, we were ready.
First thing was first, order a round of Zen-gria. Lots of them…
This sangria did not disappoint. My mouth started watering as I read the menu.
It’s called a Zen-gria with organic blueberry, pomegranate, cranberry and red wine (what?!, yum!) with fresh squeezed juices served in an old-fashioned mason jar garnished with organic fruit slices.
I’d have to say one of the best sangrias I’ve tried.
Having sipped to my delight…we clinked our glasses and started on the menus.
I looked at the menu for….a while. Everything looked absolutely delicious. It came down to the Raw Tacos and the Kama-Sutra for me, both I was told were delicious.
I ordered the Kama-Sutra recommended to me.
It has a bit of a kick to it which I always enjoy.
The dish had sweet potato, broccoli and vegetables simmered in a creamy coconut curry with local Bridge tofu, diced tomatoes, fresh lemongrass and cashews served over organic brown rice.
Everything was fresh, tasty and simply perfect.
Nick got the Rock the Casbah dish.
It was a traditional Moroccan stew made with Organic Bridge tofu and chickpeas, peppers, tomatoes, sweet potato, and onion and Moroccan spices with toasted fennel and ground cinnamon served over organic brown rice.
I, of course, had to taste test everyone’s dish and it was pretty scrumptious.
The Casbah was well-balanced and the different spices rocked your mouth’s taste buds.
Sonia went for a less crazy dish and had the Downward Dog Bean Burrito.
The burrito was made with organic brown rice, spicy black beans, lettuce and shredded veggies, Daiya cheese, with house made spicy cilantro salsa in a spinach whole grain wrap.
It was served with a heaping of sweet potatoes fries which I stole…more than a few of.
My stomach was…full.
But then this baby was placed in front of me, the dessert menu.
I only agreed if it came with three spoons and some helping hands.
Just look at that….
It was well worth it.
The custard was almost a frozen tapioca topped with fresh fruit and soy whip cream.
Oh…and look! Other people think they’re awesome too.
If you have a hankering for some fusion vegan food, you can find the website here.